Tuesday, February 12

Flashback Four : The Lincoln Project

November 19, 1863

The Flashback Four blends fascinating real history with an action-packed and hilarious adventure, four very different kids are picked by a mysterious billionaire to travel through time and photograph some of history's most important events. 

This time, the four friends are headed to 1863 to catch Abraham Lincoln delivering his famous Gettysburg Address.  They'll have to work together to ask the right questions, meet the right people, and capture the right moment. And most important—not get caught!

Virtual Field Trip

Here is the Wills House, on the town square, where Abraham Lincoln stayed before giving his Gettysburg Address.  It is just down the street from the Gettysburg National Military Park.
Stopping to walk around at the Gettysburg National Memorial, there is a wall here that's similar to the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC. It lists the soldiers that died in battle, both Union and Confederate.

Let's take a drive through the Gettysburg National Cemetery, the final resting place for Union soldiers killed during the 3-day battle. This is where Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address. Nearly all Confederate soldiers were moved to their home states.

Our spine reads for this unit are:

Access the complete unit in the American History Novel Studies Bundle!

Includes sixteen unit studies covering American History. Each unit addresses a new topic, spanning the Revolutionary War to Vietnam.  Each unit has introductory text, which will give the student basic background information about the topic at hand.

  • There are photographs and illustrations, and we have also included primary documents when available.
  • After this text, there are featured videos, which augment the background information and help make the topic more accessible for more visual students.
  • You will also find a short list of reading books, including a featured novel that the unit builds upon.
  • There are vocabulary words, places, and people to identify.
  • Reading comprehension, critical thinking questions, and writing assignments are included.
  • We add fun with hands-on activities and extra videos to watch that will bring the era to life.
  • Some units also have cooking projects.

These studies are directed toward upper grades students, but some have resources for younger students so that the whole family can work together. Our family has used unit studies as curriculum for many years, and we hope that your family will enjoy these, too!

Product sample:  Paper Son & Angel Island Immigration  & Within These Lines & Japanese Internment

  • Casualties of War & Vietnam War
  • No Promises in the Wind & the Great Depression
  • Out of the Dust & the Dust Bowl
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham & Civil Rights
  • Dusty Sourdough & Alaska
  • The King of Mulberry Street & Ellis Island Immigration
  • Paper Son & Angel Island Immigration
  • The Red Menace & McCarthyism
  • Johnny Tremain & Faces of the American Revolution
  • Sounder & Sharecropping
  • World War II Code Talkers
  • Flashback Four: Hamilton-Burr Duel
  • Within These Lines & Japanese Internment Camps
  • Flashback Four: Titanic Mission
  • Flashback Four: Lincoln Project
  • The Diviners / The Great Gatsby & Roaring Twenties


  1. The Flashback Four book sounds like something my history-loving girl would like.

    Thanks for linking up at Drop Everything and Read at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama.

    1. We're enjoying everyone's book posts over there! :)

  2. your photos brought back happy memories... my lad and I at gettyburg! :)

  3. Gettysburg is such an awesome place to visit! I hope to get out there again soon.


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